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Dr. B. Ambiga is a trusted Psychologist in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. B. Ambiga personally at Serene Life Hospital in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B. Ambiga on Lybrate.com.

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I get angry very easily and my anger shoots up to the extent of crying and breathlessness. I tend to shout but do not realize until someone points it out at home. My head starts to ache a lot and feels too overwhelming to handle at times, I've tried meditation and chanting but these things just don't seem to work and worsen my condition instead. I've been feeling too depressed and empty lately because my parents don't like to listen to me or my problems, thinking I might fight with them. But I never intend to. Everything just stays in my head like a mess 24/7 and I get mad when I see them lying about me to each other in front of me. I'm a musician and an engineering student who stays at a hostel where my mind is generally cool. I'm at home from the past 1.5 months and have to stay here for another month till my college reopens. P.S. I've never shouted at anyone except my own family (at home) and that too when I feel they're being too irrational which seems to be an everyday issue.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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I used to read lot of positive thinking books, practice positive thinking. There were many miracles in my life. I used the word" miracle" life was super. I told this to my friend, from the next moment power word stopped working. Everything happening is negative. What I think and act always end in negative. From a millionaire now I am begging for 15000 salary at office. What to do? there is no respect for me now.Please suggest

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I used to read lot of positive thinking books, practice positive thinking.  There were many miracles in my life.  I u...
These are ups and downs of life events that may happen to anyone. You need to stay stable minded. Not disturbed by opposites. You cant control these happenings. Accept / and tell yourself that you are powerless over the situation.
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My brain thought every time therefore I am in double minded how I can I get confidence in my life.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My brain thought every time therefore I am in double minded how I can I get confidence in my life.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. You have to contact me in my website of Lybrate. Mix 3 drops of Olive+ 3 drops of Aspen + 3 drops of Larch + 3 drops of Chicory + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of White chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Depression: Know Its Homeopathic Treatment

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Depression: Know Its Homeopathic Treatment

Depression is a state of mind that adversely affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s becoming an unpleasant existence in everyone’s life these days due to lot of factors such as:

  1. Competition with Others,
  2. Desires not getting fulfilled,
  3. Relationship related concerns,
  4. Performance Pressures,
  5. Societal Pressures etc.

In most cases, depression does not have a single cause. Rather, it results from a mix of factors i.e. your genes, events in your past, your current circumstances, and much more.

Depression, like many other behavioral health issues, has complex interacting Biological, Psychological, Social and Environmental contributing factors.

Depression in teenagers is very common owing to hormonal changes and increased stress of coping with studies and the social world. Genetic factors also play an important role in triggering depression in teenagers.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. Persistent Sadness: Constant feeling of sadness irrespective of the company.
  2. Thoughts or attempts of suicide: Thinking that suicide will solve all problems.
  3. Fatigue: A state of decreased energy levels.
  4. Helplessness and Hopelessness: Living with a though that nothing will ever get better.
  5. Loss of interest in daily activities: Lack of interest in your hobbies, your favourite pastimes or social activities, or sex etc.
  6. Appetite or weight changes: Significant weight loss or weight gain.
  7. Sleeping disorders: Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping.
  8. Irritability: Low tolerance level.
  9. Loss of energy: Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained.
  10. Self-loathing: Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.
  11. Concentration Issues: Trouble focusing or remembering things.

Homeopathy For Depression-

Homeopathic remedies for depression in teenagers are no different from those used for treating depression in adults.

In the initial stages or in the milder forms or in people who are not aware of the disease, depression can go unidentified till its implications become too obvious. People often overlook it as a mere low mood or some start assuming it as a part of their psychological makeup. Even families or spouse start accommodating accordingly, thereby making identification of depression all the more difficult. Homeopathic treatment for depression is great form of alternative medicine and natural therapy for depression.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression:

  1. The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines are totally side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
  2. The options in conventional treatments are either to take antidepressant medications or to remain depressed, however, homeopathic medicines are said to be side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
  3. There are lot of medications in homeopathy which are used, post understanding of the behaviour of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic status, his/her existing medical conditions. 
  4. It is always recommended to consult a homeopath and not to go for self-medication, as it requires specific potencies of medicines for them to be effective on the medical condition.
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I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depression, social phobia, and anxiety disorder for about 6 years. I always feel tired and sleepy while my colleagues are always active. I am taking Prothiaden 75 mg once in a day for two weeks now, as my doctor suggested me. Can you tell me why I always feel tired and sleepy? Is this due to the depression? What can I do to feel energetic every day. Also i'm very less talkative. Is this any kind of mental problem? My father is also less talkative. When he talks he does not talk clearly. Only murmurs. I think he too suffers from depression as he always like to sleep and do not want to do anything. He has partial blindness also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depress...
You should report these symptoms to your doctor. Depression does cause this feeling of sleepiness and less energy. However, it is more appropriate to call it lethargy, which is a feeling of inertia and fatigue. Depending as to when you are feeling depressed, you may consider advancing the evening dosage to an earlier time. Also, if the dosage is too strong, the doctor may revise the medication. I am also certain that you are not going for therapy in tandem with the medication. This is very important for better results. So meet with a counselor and work out some time in intense therapy. It also looks like that this is a possible genetic condition. Exercise is very good for you to help produce natural antidepressants.
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I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Is being addicted to tobacco a reason for it? Can I live alone for job at a place away from family?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tobacco is no contributor to schizophrenia. This disease can be a very debilitating if you do not follow the prescription meticulously. Living alone can be a problem because that will give you opportunity to withdraw, which is ill-advised for this disease. The more you socialize the better but it should be within known circles as far as possible. While social pressures can be stressful, your resolution lies in working in that context to rehabilitee yourself: but familiar people will lessen the pressure a whole lot. If you want to live alone because of your job, you must be in a more functional state psychologically and even then you will need to make friends with a select few soon enough to feel comfortable and have healthy camaraderie in a new setting. Of course you will need to find a suitable counselor and doctor in your that location for professional support.
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We lost our 3days old baby recently. My wife is deeply suffered with negativity. We are at suburbs of kolkata. What should i do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
She has been going through Grief. Needs some time to relieve, better with counselling and reassurance. If not relieved try medication.
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I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar levels revolve around 240 and am taking insulin about 50 units a day. From the past two days I have a feeling of weakness and anxiety just as one would feel before taking a school exam. Blood pressure is keeping normal and I generally feel okay with the sugars revolving around the current levels. I feel as if there is a burden and a tension in mind but cannot figure out the specifics of that but the nervousness and the anxiety remain. Please advise any remedies, medicines, etc.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar level...
Hi madam, do not worry. First you have got to learn to relax. As you are having all this problem that is the main reason for you tension, anxiety and nervousness. You need some relaxation therapy along with counselling. This is one reason and there might be some other reasons as well. First, I want to know you better so that I could help you better. If you want to undergo treatment, get back to me so that I could help you. Do not stop taking medications continue. Medications will control sugar level, thyroid and many more. In the meantime I want to attend yoga or meditation. Do some relaxation. Do not worry. Get back to me for further assistance regarding the same. Take care,
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M 29 years old my weight is near 87 I want to loose weight please guide me as I don't eat much except 3meal. In my childhood days I use to love pickle n tomato sauce. For some duration I was into stress also. I want to reduce in 2 months at anycost please guide me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
M 29 years old my weight is near 87 I want to loose weight please guide me as I don't eat much except 3meal. In my ch...
Follow these best tips to get in shape and loose weight.* body become over weight due to deposition of fatty tissues. First you should follow diet plan for weight loss. * in morning, take 2-3 chapattis witha bowl of cooked green vegetables. You can take a glass of without cream milk after 2 hour of breakfast. *in lunch you can take a bowl of soupor salad. *in evening, you can take a cup of teawith glucose biscuits. *in dinner, you can take a bowl of fruits or 2 chapattis with a bowl of vegetables. * for thighs - work out for atleast 1 hour in morning, you can try skipping for 15minutes with a walk of 30 minutes and 5-10 minutes running. To reduce the tummy, * lie down on flat surface, raise your legs without bending your knees, do it for 3-5 times daily * lie down on plain surface, put your hands on the back of head by folding your elbows, now move your head towads the knees try to touch your knees with forehead and then move back and lie down. Repeat it for 5-10 times daily for flat tummy. * do surya namaskar yoga everyday, as surya namaskar have 12 forms of yoga. Do it for in morning everyday to get in shape in short period. * do not eat fastfoods and soft drinks, as they have high calories.
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Hi, I am more stressed on office work. Sometimes getting the tension and nervous. How to get the relief from this. Job Nature - IT infrastructure support Regards Rajesh.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hi,
I am more stressed on office work. Sometimes getting the tension and nervous. How to get the relief from this. Jo...
In our current life style most of us are not equipped to deal with our mental and emotional processes. Due to constant out side pressure and expectations we doubt and question our abilities. Also in a age of super fast life we lean towards instant results, which at times are not possible. This again increase our stress level. The best way to deal with this is to build our resilience and learn to manage our strees level. Once you are able to manage your stress, your self confideance and your self esteem both will increase and you will be able to make better decisions and accomplish lot in life. Try following on a regular basis and in 2 to 4 weeks you will see some positive changes in your life. Stress is a by product of our modern life style. Due to chronic stress you have a negative chain of thought repeating in your mind. The wonderful new is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. If you are open for online consultation to work on individualized plan and strategies feel free to book an audio consultation with me. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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I am 23 years old I smoke marijuana. Earlier I was fit but nowadays I feeling weak I get tired. Most of d day I sleep. I heard marijuana is safe n good for body. Whtz da prob wid me?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I am 23 years old I smoke marijuana. Earlier I was fit but nowadays I feeling weak I get tired. Most of d day I sleep...
Your Body on Marijuana When you smoke pot, THC and other chemicals travel from your bloodstream to your brain. THC causes the feel-good "high." Here are some of the other effects you'll feel: Trouble thinking and remembering Bloodshot eyes Dry mouth (cotton mouth) Increased appetite (the "munchies") Fast heart rate Slowed coordination

I always remain ridden with negative thoughts and under the fear of future. I am not enjoying my life even a bit. I can't concentrate on my profession which entails a good deal of concentration. I was (prescribed) on Venlor and Agildol by a psychiatrist for more than one year but still I am suffering. Please guide me. Is it feasible to get well without medicines in such cases ? Thanks !

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need CBT/ Meditation/Excercise/Walking/breathing/milk/ balanced diet and you need to check your full blood tests. If not try counselling/Pdychiotherapy lastly try medications.
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Im 20 and im suffering from hand shaking from few days im worried. I drink alcohol daily. Is it related to it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Im 20 and im suffering from hand shaking from few days im worried. I drink alcohol daily. Is it related to it.
Yes, it is related if your consumption is heavy. You must quit immediately. If you smoke too, the handshaking would become even more pronounced. It does not matter when you feel like drinking, as long as you need your drink. This could lead to increased tolerance levels so that over time you will need to drink more to get the same or greater effect. You need to identify why you need to drink, and go back into your childhood to find out other influences on your personality that makes you prone to addiction. Meet with an addiction counselor and work with them to sort out this drive. Your already display the classic tendency to first obsess about it and then compulsively feel driven to meet that need. The simplest thing to do is to do some other interesting activity during the evening times. Meet your oral need with some other non-intoxicating drink like soups, juices, and sodas with lime, etc. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with the family and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. As a combination these two therapies (counseling and rehabilitation) will aid in dealing with the addiction. It will however take a long time to completely come off of the enslavement.
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1 month of xam and due to stress I lost all the glow of my face. Give me home remedies to bring my glow back.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
1 month of xam and due to stress I lost all the glow of my face. Give me home remedies to bring my glow back.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The stress reaction usually repairz itself. You just have to make sure that you get enough rest, entertainment and physical activity. Continue with usualy diet and include two fruits serving every day. Your face glow will be back in two weeks. Take care.
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I am vegetarian .I got memory loss. As per alopathic doctor's version my memory is comparably old age person memory. Due to work pressure I take 1strip of anxit 0.5 mg.Now I won't take this tablet. What is the ayurvedic medicine available in market for my memory loss.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I suggest you get a vitamin b12 level test done. Vegetarians are often deficient in this vitamin which directly influences memory. If that is normal, then we might want to evaluate you or anxiety disorder. I assume that thyroid functions and hemoglobin have been done earlier and are normal.
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I am suffering from anxiety [ restlessness] and claustrophobia kindly advice me treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yours is a fear related condition. You are exaggerating the stimulus e. G. Of closed places. There is nothing wrong with closed places but your fear is so much that you make enclosures frightful. The bottom line is with fear. You may not have developed sufficient attitude to fear and therefore no tools to tackle it properly. The foundation could have been laid in early childhood or through some reprimands that may have frozen you to the point of avoiding fear. This you can do only for some time. It will later show its ugly head and take over your being. Please seek counseling and deal with these deep rooted fears and you will see great changes soon. If that fails, the counselor will refer you to a doctor who will recommend medication. You must however continue counseling and cooperate with both therapies to be successful in the long run.
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How to quit smoking, if a person use to smoke 20 cigeratee in a day. Please give suggestions.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Kindly start tab buropion xl150mg at night. Tab nicotex which is a chewing gum. Take it when you have craving for smoking
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Actually my problem is that my mind always think about having sex. Because of this I am not able to concentrate on studies, so what is the problem behind this and what is its cure.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user, thinking about sex is not a crime. It's absolutely natural to think about sex. Also, I would recommend do what ever is required to satisfy your feelings. Do not suppress them. I am suggesting to do things which are rightful and not violate anybody else's rights. What I mean to say is you should be happy with what you do and not starve your self. Coming back to studies and other activities of your life. That while you are thinking and doing something about your sexual feelings, you can very well do other things nicely and successfully. No body can stop you from what you want to do. Satisfy your feelings and do other things as well. There may be underlying reasons related to your problem. For which you would need to help from a counsellor. Till then take care.
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